FOCUS YEAR: 2020
Now accepting submissions No Fee
DEADLINE: January 5th, 2021 deadline for the book “A Moment in Time 2020 Artist, Art & Story”
These yearly art-history-books are intended to gather as many in-life personal stories as possible of artists and their art freezing this moment in time for the future.
Note: This is a yearly book about a piece of artwork created in the focus year and a story of an experience that happened to you in the focus year. If you want to write a story about the artwork submitted, it needs to be a first person narrative real-life personal story like, “I had a lawsuit that lasted 9 months and at the end of it came a need for me to be calm so…” Please DO NOT WRITE A STATEMENT or life story … I do read these. Submit two photos of your work, (specs below) and then write a story (500 to 2000 words) a moment that happened in the focus year, or a story about the artwork (not a statement, etc.)
What is this?
Books about Artists… that promote Artists as vehicles of Change.
The Art-History-Book project originated with my desire to create an installation piece, a “something” that the ‘meaning of’ furthers the magic I feel about The Arts. I thought long and hard, came up with many different ideas of how to fill a space up but everything I did was about me, my art and my story…and I didn’t feel a satisfaction inside. THEN, I realized that I am a book designer, that is what I do for my job-job that allows me to create art. PERFECT! was the word I heard.
My intention is for the stories that the artists share, will create a paradigm shift in those who read about them and learn about the variety of feelings, visionary insights, personal histories and more that each artist brings to the world, one piece of art at a time. With each page, each artist takes you to another place of question, and seeing the importance of Art and their sharing about in the Art they create. I hope you’ll join me and a few of the artists as we share the project with you…a time capsule for the art world.
Art is passion exposed.
No FEE for entry. Please follow directions. NOTE: artists are listed in book in order of submission not alphabetically… so the sooner you send your art and story the closer to the front you will be.
Please follow the below proposal criteria:
— You must be at least 18 years old and be a professional artist, writer, curator, gallerist.
— Your story must be about a personal experience, written in first person, that you had during the “focus year” Your story is not a fictional story, or statement, or life story, or process, mediums, or a listing of your CV,
— This is open to all the arts (painting, photography, sculpture, murals and etc), writers, curators and gallerists that wish to share their experiences.
— You must own the copyright to the material, text and images submitted
IMPORTANT: no changes after submitting. All submissions are final.
1. Please follow the directions, no X-rated images or stories. Final choices are up to me and there are no guarantees you will be included even if you submit. I might suggest a slight change in your story for it to read better or something like that. Don’t hate me for this… I’ve been making books for decades and want this one to be distributed as widely as possible. I am hoping to have at least 100 to 200 artists in the book but can’t do that unless you help, so please pass along the call for entries. The books are produced to go into the library system and online so content is considered for broader distribution.
2. These books are part of my art-history-book project. I am the publisher. The book will be listed on my amazon account for sale and are priced at an amount just enough to be accepted into the library system. If you want a book you will need to purchase it from amazon. One thing about Amazon is that books never die, get deleted, so it will live for a long time. Or at least until there is no longer an amazon. NOTE: Here is the link to the Amazon Associates (affiliate) program you can check it out https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ this is a way you can make money from selling this book and any other book you add to your affiliate listings. You will not receive any payment for being in the book so be sure to join the above affiliate program.
3. The book will be published as a black and white, trade paperback (5.5 x 8.5 size) and will be a compilation of stories from artists.
PROOFING: you proof your own words. This book will not be edited or proofed by me. The way you write is up to you. And you accept all responsibility for any errors even if by mistake I leave something off, I apologize in advance. I reserve the right to refuse any submission without notice.
NOTICE: By submitting your image and story you are agreeing to take full responsibility for content submitted claiming you have the right to submit it holding Karrie Ross, ArtistArt&Story harmless in any dispute. Please change names of individuals you do not have the approval of to name. Your submission is representative of a signature agreement. As a contributor (you) accept and acknowledge: that any reproductions, photos, writing, comments of/by you or your work remains © copyright to you the artist; and that you are allowing Karrie Ross, ArtistArt&Story limited use of imagery/ Contributor photo/written submission, etc. in all or part, in the book and to accompany any events, PR, etc. that might be planned for the art-book project’s life.
Your images must be a representation of the art you created in the books-focus-year. So if the book is for focus year the art must have been made in that year.
THE STORY AND ART “DO NOT” HAVE TO RELATE TO EACH OTHER…. BUT NEED TO BE FROM the focus year AND ABOUT YOU.
IMAGE SPEC: Please choose ONE (1) image, jpg. NO larger than 1.5 MB. (no larger than 5″wide) NOTE: Quality is what you send, good bad or ugly.
IMAGE: NAME your file as the below example and do not use anything but letters and hyphen NO spaces etc. format: firstname_lastname_book2020-1.jpg and firstname_lastname_book2020-2.jpg example: james_bond_book2020-1.jpg
Contributors takes full responsibility for their content and involvement and that they will review/proof their submitted story and photo submission for the book and approve them for printing and use in the art-project and etcs.
All submissions are final.
Submit Here but first read through the Call For Entry information above.
PLEASE PASS THE WORD and help make this a great book.
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